Small business

How to Apply for a Federal Tax ID Number - Bplans Blog

This article is part of our “Business Startup Guide” – a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! A federal tax ID number is also known as an Employer Identification Number, or EIN. It’s a 9 digit number assigned to a business by the IRS. The US Internal Revenue Service uses these numbers to: Identify businesses located in the United States and its territories Recognize a business for purposes of tax documentation Identify what business employees filing taxes work for Essentially, any business that has employees needs to obtain one, but depending on such things as the type of tax return you file, you may need one even if you have no employees.

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Understanding your financial situation and capital requirements

While most SMEs don’t rely on external funding in the same way as many startups do, funding is still an important business enabler. You might not be interested in raising capital but, to be able to successfully grow your business, you need to fully understand your financial situation and capital requirements and make informed decisions about the growth of the business. Therefore, many of our growth programmes for SME cover different aspects of finance. Owner Manager Programme: Over 650 businesses have been transformed by our Owner Manager Programme since 2001.

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Best Free and Cheap Website Options for Small Businesses — SitePoint

Not long ago, if you wanted a website, you had to be willing to shell out at least a few grand for the most basic of static sites. I remember about ten years ago at a firm I worked for, quotes for ecommerce sites, or sites with other dynamic features, would be over $20,000! If you're not a developer, designer, or even a web person, but you have a business or brand that you want to get online, here are some hosts you can sign up with that won't require you to hire design services or developers. What's It Going to Cost Me? The answer is, having a website is pretty stinking cheap these days.

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Small Business Partnership Agreement Template - Download Free Sample

PandaTip: This template is designed to serve as a basic document that establishes a formal partnership between two small businesses. As such, it covers only those terms which are most necessary when creating a business partnership. This small business partnership agreement, entered into on [Agreement. CreatedDate] is by and between the following entities: [PartnerA. Company] [PartnerA. Address] [PartnerA. Phone] [PartnerB. Company] [PartnerB. Address] [PartnerB. Phone] These two partners hereby form a small business partnership, known as [Partnership.

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11 Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses On A Budget

Marketing your small business doesn’t have to break the bank. With the growing digital marketing landscape, there are many creative and cost-effective marketing tactics you can use to increase awareness of your products and services. Many businesses may think they have to go big on their marketing strategies to be visible among their competition. To dispel that belief, I’ve put together a list of 11 low-budget marketing ideas for small businesses below. Here are 11 marketing ideas for small businesses that don’t have to break the bank Referral program A referral program is an excellent way to encourage people to become brand ambassadors of your product or service.

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Business Coaching Services

What Authors Say About Jay "Jay Abraham has identified the limiting patterns in marketing that restrict most business success. He is one of the few people who realize that most industries only seem to know one particular way to market — even though as many as 50 or more effective and profitable marketing options may actually be available to them. Jay learned how to take success concepts from different industries and combine them to give a powerful advantage to the clients he advises. And at the same time, he is able to take almost any company and uncover a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $1 million in windfall profits that company was just sitting on, waiting to be harvested.

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5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business

I've been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle experiment in running a business, conducted live over the course of five years. As a business, it was marginally successful. As a learning experience, it was my equivalent of a masters of business administration.  So, by the time I had started my second and current company, I had a pretty good blueprint of don't's for running a small business. I had been fortunate enough to make the mistakes that have yielded five valuable lessons learned -- lessons that have truly paid off the second time around.

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What’s New for Windows SBS 2003 with Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 server software (Windows SBS) offers the most recent software and security updates to Windows SBS. SP1 provides convenient, comprehensive access to the most recent updates, enhancements, and new features for Windows SBS 2003. Component Service Pack or Update Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2003 Windows SharePoint Services 2. 0 Service Pack 1 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.

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DistribuTrak Small Business Software & CRM Product News

ATLANTA, GA, January 15, 2013 - DistribuTrak™ rebrands its Professional 5. 0 platform as Small Business Complete™ and provides the most feature rich functionality available today in an off the shelf product. The release of DistribuTrak™ Small Business Complete™ is the culmination of the last two years of development and enhancements to the Professional 5. 0 platform plus several product enhancements.   Small Business Complete™ incorporates an integrated Warehouse Pick-Ticket system with scan capabilities, seamless integration with UPS WorldShip™ and their Rates and Service plus Tracking tools, a comprehensive Return Authorization module and many more feature functionality upgrades to the already comprehensive DistribuTrak™ product.

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NFIB Small Business Survey: Index Slips Slightly in March, Optimism Sustained

The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out this morning. The headline number for March came in at 104. 7, down 0. 6 from the previous month's 105. 3. The index is at the 97th percentile in this series. Today's number came in at the Investing. com forecast. Here is an excerpt from the opening summary of the news release. The remarkable surge in small business optimism that began in November of last year was sustained in March, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Economic Trends Report, released today.

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